Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.
"A Journey Into the Unknown"
Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.
Sometimes, the hardest part of finding love is keeping a straight face... For Jamie Newman, being a single guy isn't proving to be much fun, especially when confronted with a sexually belligerent divorcee and a goddess so far out of his league she might as well be a different species. Mind you, being a girl in search of love isn't a bowl of cherries either.
Eva was once a legendary fashion designer. Now widowed, she lives with her family in Salix House. Megan is a journalist working in London who interviewed Eva for a magazine. Torn apart by the brutal end of a love affair, Megan is drawn back to Salix House and Eva. Both are hiding something, but perhaps together they can confront their fears and discover the truth of Salix House's secrets.
When another Halloween brings an additional death, a young police officer on the Isle of Man suspects they are connected to dark secrets in her own past. When Claire Cooper was eight years old, her mother mysteriously vanished during Hop-tu-naa, Halloween on the Isle of Man. At 14, Claire is still struggling to come to terms with her disappearance when she's befriended by a group of five teenagers who mark every Halloween by performing dares.
"I really hoped this would be good..."
At 28, Lucy is doing well for herself. She's got a great job, her boss loves her, and her friends think she's great. The only problem is she does feel the need to lie outrageously on dates - often with hilarious results. But when Lucy decides that her flatmate and oldest friend, Henry, is in need of a makeover, nothing can prepare them for the surprise results! Before long, Lucy realises that their lives will never be the same again.
Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Sarah Solemani and Dan Antopolski follows Edna Turner's adventures in London's bizarre parallel city. In this first series, she finds a new job and visits the theatre (or should that be 'untheatre'?) Meanwhile, genuinely faceless bureaucrats threaten to run London, as Edna's mum arrives, and London gets stranger and stranger for Edna, Tankerton, and both the Carlos.
"This was a let down and I can't return it online."
Martyn Wade's dramatisation of Ada Leverson's witty and wonderful social comedy The Little Ottleys, as heard on BBC Radio. This is a story of delightful and romantic entanglements set in Edwardian London.
Writer-performer Ben Moor's comic sci-fi about the bizarre parallel city of Undone, starring Alex Tregear and Tim Key. In this third series, Edna Turner has just saved the worlds - again. But there's no time to kick-back and enjoy summer as she plans a trip to the Primary to find out what's happened to Tankerton, faces her childhood possessions and probes London's Low-Quality Expedition, and traverses the Tube with Tankerton to stop someone changing the realities. Meanwhile, she sees a hypnotherapist as her friends take up the worlds-protecting slack, and Notting Hill's Carnival sees the potential end of the worlds and new weirdness.
Writer-performer Ben Moor's comic sci-fi about the bizarre parallel city of Undone, starring Alex Tregear and Tim Key. In this second series, Edna tries to make sense of a reality without Undone, heads to another London and uncovers a city-wide drugs racket and interrogates The Prince as she takes on the public information porn industry. Plus, Edna and Tankerton face their biggest challenge yet and return to her home town to attend a fete worse than death. Finally, Edna must avert an inter-dimensional apocalypse at Tankerton's wedding...
Ten short BBC Radio 4 plays from an eclectic mix of writers, including Josie Long, Nick Warburton and Tim Key, exploring one of the most important human emotions. This accumulation of mini-plays encompasses romance, heartbreak and some adult themes; each play offering a very different perspective on love.
Emma and her friends are about to turn 30, and for Emma it's a defining moment. Defined, that is, by her having achieved none of the things she'd imagined she would. She's never jumped out of a plane, hasn't met the man she's going to marry or snogged anyone famous. As Emma hurtles towards her thirtieth, she discovers, with hilarious consequences, that some of them are trickier to tick off than she'd thought....
Tamsyn Thorne has not been back to her hometown of Poldore for five years. But now her brother, Ruan, is about to get married, and she has no excuse. Her plans to arrive in Cornwall looking chic and successful are dashed when a storm turns her from fashion goddess to a drowned rat. Worse, she ends up insulting the local hunky vicar--and then finds a tiny baby abandoned in his churchyard.
Imogen and her friends Meredith and Nicola have had their fill of budget holidays. So when Meredith wins a VIP holiday at Barcelona's hippest new hotel, they plan to sip champagne with the jet set and party. But when the worst crisis of her working life erupts, Imogen has to juggle her BlackBerry with a Manhattan. Between a robbery and an encounter on a nudist beach, the friends stumble from one disaster to the next.
Two new dramas which get inside the emotional realities of dealing with ethical dilemmas. When a confused young man with no I.D. and a Doctor Who fixation is brought into hospital, the staff have clear rules about how decisions can be made on his behalf. But when he starts to make his own wishes clear, are they right to listen? Starring Gunnar Cauthery, Clare Perkins, Simon Bubb, and Carl Prekopp.
Everyone says 14-year-old Billie is nothing but trouble. A fighter. A danger to her family and friends. But her care worker sees someone different. Her classmate Rob is big, strong; he can take care of himself and his brother. But his violent stepdad sees someone to humiliate. And Chris is struggling at school; he just doesn't want to be there. But his dad sees a useless no-hoper. Billie, Rob and Chris each have a story to tell. But there are two sides to every story, and the question is... who do you believe?
From the number-one best-selling author of Safe House comes a story about friendship, family, secrets, lies, and the things we do for love. When Claire Cooper was eight, her mother disappeared during Hop-tu-naa, the Manx Halloween. When Claire was 18, she and her friends took part in a Hop-tu-naa dare that went terribly wrong.
Devon, 1349: In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of protection. For Anne, the priest's arrival is an opportunity that at 16, she feels all too ready for. Convinced a grand fate awaits, she moves in as Thomas' housekeeper, though hopeful of something more. But his home is a place without love or kindness.
An earthquake has rumbled through the twisted city of Degringolade, stopping the town Kronometer and the infamous Phenomenals in their tracks. Legend has it that if the ancient clock stops ticking a terrible event will occur, and there's no denying that the super mundane entities of the tar pits are behaving strangely. They know something that the townspeople don't: deep below the city, something has woken up. And it's hungry…
The Giant, the Huntress, the Rich Girl, the Thief: these haphazard heroes will save us from grief… Down in the tar pits, an unlikely new alliance is being formed: they call them The Phenomenals, and only they can save us from a hideous fate that will befall the town… Citrine Capodel, heiress to a corrupt empire and framed for a murder she did not commit; Folly Harpelaine, who dabbles in the dark arts; Jonah Scrimshander, a deadly harpoonist, and Vincent Verdigris, light-fingered and even lighter on his feet.